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J Gravit Physiol. 2001 Jul;8(1):P133-6.

Altered gravity effects on mothers and offspring: the importance of maternal behavior.

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1
Developmental Gravitational Biology Laboratory, Life Sciences Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA.
2
NASA ARC

Abstract

In this paper, I review and discuss recent studies of pregnant, parturient and lactating rat mothers and neonates exposed to hypo- and hypergravity. These studies are revealing new insights into how deviations form Earth-normal gravity may affect fundamental reproductive and ontogenetic processes in mammals. By way of background, I will first briefly summarize the spaceflights that have carried mammalian mothers and their offspring into space.

PMID:
12650203
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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